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push to sell his healthcare law from the white house. president obama is launching a 20-day campaign to win back critical support. mike viqueira joins us from the white house. mike, it has been--we have documented almost every day of the two months and the difficulty in the roll out. what would you say the president is trying to accomplish for today's event? >> there were a couple of things. number one, two weeks ago the president was abject in his apology, contrite about all of the in snafus and however you t to name it, all the problems, and the two months that was really lost. he said listen we've got most of this worked out. the vast majority of people who logged on are going to have a successful experience. let's turn the page. because over the course of the next three weeks if you're going to get insurance through the website, and you want to be insured by january 1st. the kick off date for obamacare then you got to get on the stick. he wanted to reassure americans that the healthcare law was working and reassure democrats his core supporters. part of this was a political rall
. >> president obama attending a hanukah reception at the white house, remembered mandela as a champion of human rights. >> a moral giant who embodied the dignity and courage and home and sought to bring about justice in south africa but to inspires millions around the world. >> they were moved by his long walk to freedom imprisoned for 27 years he was a global symbol of the fight against apartheid from the cell he rallied millions against race. and injustice. in 1990 the south african government, under heavy pressure at home and from around the world released mandela and began dismantling apartheid. >> never again shall it be that this beautiful land will be oppressed one by another. >> next week, south africa will hold a memorial at a stadium that seats 95,000 people. the white house says president obama will attend. >> thank you. hearts are heavy around the world and here in the bay area where the antiapartheid movement took center stage decades ago. mandela visited the bay area in june of 1990 including a speech in front of 58,000 people looking to see him at oakland coliseum. he just was re
and forging a new south africa. and at the white house, president obama spoke about the man who inspired his first steps into politics. >> like so many around the globe, i cannot fully imagine my own life without the example that nelson mandela set. >> reporter: the president said he will continue to live by mandela's example. he will join other world leaders in south africa on the state funeral sunday december 15. south africa has entered into 10 days of mourning. his body will be laid to rest at his ancestral home. live in washington, i'm tara mergener, back to you. >> and tara, we understand the funeral preparations are a huge undertaking. what can you tell us? >> reporter: in fact, these funeral preparations, michelle, have been compared to a world cup inauguration, a coronation, all together at the same time. so a very big deal. now, coming up, we have a national day of prayer and reflection. that comes up first on sunday. there's going to be memorial in johannesburg on tuesday. then mandela's body will lay in state before the state funeral in his hometown. again, his body will be buri
st. while president obama is optimistic a deal can be reached, the republican controlled house and the democrat controlled senate remain at odds over parts of the farm bill especially cuts to the food stamp program. >> an opportunity for bipartisan cooperation on a comprehensive farm bill and he hopes and expects that that can be achieved before the end of the year. >> the price of milk is not the only item affected by the farm bill. all direy products, including butter, cheese and ice cream would also soar. >> turning cloudy this afternoon and by this evening scattered showers are in the forecast. giving you a live look over the bay. increasing clouds taking place as we speak. they are becoming a little thicker, a little darker and again by the evening hours we are looking at rain and some snow over our local hills by tomorrow morning. giving you a welcome here at storm tracker 2, picking up a few scattered showers here off the coast of ukia, so it is on the way, perhaps by 4:00 or so over lake county and then even a few scattered showers in the forecast as early as about 6:00
and justice can prevail. >> reporter: the white house announced president obama will go to south africa joining world leaders and south africans for the funeral of nelson mandela. there's a major memorial at the national cathedral here at washington on wednesday for this foreign leader held in high esteem by so many americans. >> thank you. >>> late this afternoon the san francisco mayor invited the entire bay area to pay its respects to mandela as well. the mayor has been asked to chair that event. flags on all city grounds will be flown at half staff until sunset on december 18th. there was skirmishes with police. mandela visited the oakland coliseum back in 199 -- >> when he was released and came to oakland for the coliseum, it was so thrilling that we had a rule not only in his release, but in the change to freedom and democracy in south africa. >> during his visit, he called on those to vote, to divest from south africa apartheid. >>> they held a moment of silence before this morning's opening bell. mandela visited the stock exchange back in 2002. go to nbc bay area news and click
. >> reporter: president obama, attending a hanukkah reception last night at the white house, remembered mandela as a champion of human rights. >> a moral giant who embodied the dignity and the courage and hope. and sought to bring about justice, not only in south africa, but i think inspire millions around the world. >> reporter: those millions, moved by mandela's long walk to freedom. imprisoned for 27 years. he became a global symbol of the fight against apartheid. from his tiny cell, mandela rallied millions against racism and injustice. in 1990, the south african government, under heavy pressure at home and from around the world, released mandela, and began dismantling apartheid. >> never again shall we be that this beautiful world will have the spirit, the oppression of one by another. >> reporter: south africa will hold a memorial service in a 90,000-seat stadium. the white house says president obama plans to attend. john and diana? >> tahman, president obama said he was inspired by nelson mandela. what impact did mandela have on the president's life? >> reporter: huge impact. he met nels
of the vietnamese community and designed to make her look like a communist. >>> happening today at the white house president obama will talk about the economy at 8:15 this morning. he will be focusing on the income gap between the rich and the poor. he will be saying income and equality are a fundamental threat to the american dream. the president will also call for raising the minimum wage. president obama is due to speak at 8:15 this morning. ktvu will provide coverage of his remarks coming up on mornings on 2. >>> also this morning california republicans are defending a website one that criticizes the new health care law. the democrats say taxpayer money should not have been used to create that website. democrats are also saying the website created by republicans and the state assembly looks too much like the real website for the state's health care exchanges. and could prevent some users from signing up. the republican website has links to media coverage detailing problems with rollout of the health care law. >>> fighting to stay open. the new challenge san francisco city college faces. >>> al
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for a look ahead and back. a hanukkah reception at the white house today. as in past years, president obama welcomes guests for a celebration to mark the last night of the jewish festival of lights. >>> on this day in 1933, the end of prohibition. americans were finally able to drink legally after the amendment to the constitution was repealed. >>> happy birthday to actress paula patton of the film "precious," who is 38, retired nfl quarterback jim plun ket and richard little. i'm richard lui. thanks for watching on this thursday. have a great day ahead of you. >>> good morning. it's 4:30. i'm scott mcgrew. >> i'm laura garcia-cannon. that is out of san jose where a big rig has crashed and landed on construction equipment. it's happening on southbound interstate 880 at the stevens creek boulevard off ramp. it's close to valley fair mall. bob redell is live at the scene. what does it look like out there? >> reporter: we're trying to figure out how much impact this is going to have on the morning commute. here is is the big rig, a driver fell asleep heading south on 880 this morning, around q
. >> it is officially the christmas season at the white house. >> three, two, one. >> president obama and the first family huddled in the rain to light the national christmas tree. the ceremony was hosted by actress, jane lynch and featured performances by mariah carey, and others. >>> all right, wow, ahead, the warriors deep in the heart of texas. fate or fortune? and the new york yankees, they may have a big name, but tonight they made it rain on a one-time giant. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, carlos beltran is going bac to re-up with the >>> all right, got a minute of friday night sports. carlos beltran, going back to new york. playing outfield for the yankees, he has 45 million reasons to do it. tonight the former giant agreed to a three-year deal. beltran comes, robinson cano goes. the mariners, ten years, 240 million to be the face of their franchise. jeremy lin sat this one out and tear the war yores apart in houston. rockets blew the warriors out of the building. double digit lead. off the block. no answers for james harden with the easiest slam. 105-83. rockets beat the dub. the bad two days with the s
. the white house says president obama will attend. they broke out in song outside of his home. the crowd gathered quickly after hearing news of the death. the crowd has been chanting and dancing some wearing the flag to celebrate what he did for the country. >> a new statue with fists raised in triumph is lit up in washington, d.c. every living american president is expected to attend mandela's funeral. >> new york's famed apollo theater is honoring the south african leader. a music hall changed it's marquis to read in memory of nelson mandela. join us for abc7 news at 6:00 beginning at 6:30. >> breaking news there is a state wide amber alert for a 14-year-old girl abducted in washington. the chp says she was taken by a 19-year-old acquaintance. they're believed to be heading to california we have their pictures for you. that is coming up tonight at 5:00 >>. the cold snap continues to roll through the bay area. we saw this morning a freeze set or tied records in several locations thchl is the live look from mount tam. >> people in scots valley woke up to a frozen landscape. lawns and bus
in the personal venom that developed between president obama and charlie rangel. been in the house of representatives 44 years. it turns out they hate each other. there's no way to put a finer point on this. they despise each other. a new book has the president calling charlie rangel, quote, a hack referring to his many ethical challenges. there's no doubts charlie rangel is a hack and been caught not paying his taxes. >> it breaks it down, the sort of back and forth. it seems to be that rangle is, as they describe it, old school. he's been there for 44 years, harlem congressman. he does it old school and he has seen president obama as an up start, a beginner. he famously backed hillary clinton. and then of course when he was elected, brought na office. charlie rangel thought he would have access to the white house as chairman of the house ways and means committee. he didn't get access. >> and who did? >> al sharpton. that's who they went with for their community outreach. they went with al sharpton over charlie rangel. charlie rangel has been pretty honest about the failures of ob
. they got discouraged. john louis said if it wasn't for freedom summer, barack obama wouldn't be in the whies how white house. 40 years from now our children are going to see a better criminal defense public defense system because of you. so our lawyers are changing the world. public defenders are changing the world everyday and you don't realize it because you are caught up in this wrath of injustice. part of it is supporting the public defenders to advocate with stories to try to get the resources that we need and to ultimately build a movement where the voices are too loud. you can't ignore the voices saying. remember what gideon said, this is a civil rights issue and we need to shame the country into stepping up to the plate. >> if anyone wants to learn more about gideon's promise i have borrow brochure. the website is gideon's promise.org. >> can you tell us about your personal story ? >> my personal story came in 1991. i was convicted of second degree murder of shooting into an occupied car and attempted murder. it all erupted from the area i was from. i was from the
do. >> today, as we reported, the president is going to be holding an event at the white house to tout the benefits of obama care. does this signal a shift now at getting back to the sales job as opposed to damage control, or are there still a lot of other obstacles he has to overcome before this smooths out a little bit? >> i think you put your finger on it. they are trying reseize the offense here, right? for the last couple months, truly, the president and those in the white house have just been slapped around about this thing. and so, they need to send -- they're going to do it for every single day between now and the 23rd of december, there's going to be a separate plank in the program that they're going to emphasize. so one day it will be, well, you can keep your kids on until 26, the next day is the pre-existing condition, you don't have to worry about it anymore. all the polls show that while obama care, you use that name and a majority of americans say, no, no, no, i don't like that. but when you start talking about what's in the bill, most people like most of it, so t
for their temperament and they will wear vests that read, pet me. >>> the white house says the problems with its website are now fixed. the obama administration says 50,000 people can now log on to healthcare.gov at the same time. more than 400 bugs have been fixed. response times have improved from eight seconds to one. and error rates have gone from 6% to less than 1%. >> hopefully we are going to have americans get access to that healthcare they need. >> most americans are going to find a less dynamic health system. they are going to find that the costs of the healthcare that they must purchase is going to be a lot higher. >> republicans are now focusing on the overall healthcare bill rather than the website. even with the improvements, the administration admits the site could still buckle under peak demand. december 23rd is the final signup date to ensure coverage on january 1. >>> checking our bay area headlines, the santa rosa teen shot and killed by a sheriff's deputy may have a memorial park created in his honor. sonoma county lawmakers will meet tomorrow to discuss requests from the community.
house says president obama is preparing to deliver a speech on the economy including renewing the call for increasing the minimum wage. the president plans to argue the case that income inequality and wages not moving up are threatening retirement security. the current federal minimum wage is $7.25 and higher in california. polls show the economy remains the single biggest concern for americans despite the recent focus on health care. unemployment is high at 7.3 percent. >> nothing unusual about seeing windows where you go but did you know that microsoft considered getting into the lingerie business? >> no. efforts are underway to avert another government shut down. now we have the bloomberg business report from jane king. >> good morning, never thought microsoft and bra would be in the same sentence but here it is. first, though, possible progress inives to avoid another government shut down. budget negotiators are close to a zeal where democrats will raise fees for airline passengers and republicans grow we do more federal spending. the deal is finalized and provide a framework for a
, and they're expecting all living and able united states presidents to attend. the white house says president obama and the first lady will indeed be there. paul is live for news johannesberg. what's it like on the ground today -- or tonight. >> reporter: here in south africa today the only way to describe the seen is escalation. as the sun went down in, the temperature in the the city where his former home was situated, went up. south africans are celebrating the life of the man who brought them democracy. many of the celebrating mourners are described in honor of mandela's achievements as born frees because they were born post apartheid into the freedom he fought for. >> paul is live in south africa. thank you temperature much -- thank you very much. here at home, ice, snow, wind, bitter cold, a bitter arctic blast making life difficult and dangerous for millions of americans. in dallas, horrible mess. people are stranded. in memphis, they're right on the freezing line. poinns between those two areas, this is affecting millions and millions of people and it's in the heart of fox c
the same thing on the house side. we need to come together. as president said when he was senator obama this is not a red state or blue state or purple so we need to come together. >> that's a good place to end it. i'd like to give you the last word but i'm out of time. >> i wholeheartedly agree with angela. >> i figured you would so thank you both. have a great day. >>> let's take you to washington right now where president obama's addressing a forum on u.s. policy in the middle east. his remarks come amongst tense relation, between the u.s. and israel over that recent nuclear deal with iran. and a new push for a peace agreement between tel aviv and the palestinians. our molly heninburg joins us live from washington with the very latest. >> israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has called the deal with iran a, quote, historic mistake, suggesting its too early to be easing sanctions on iran. part of what president obama will try to do today in that speech as he did earlier this week at a hanukkah reception at the white house, is to reassure israel hat the u.s. won't be duped by ira
to veteran graves in more than 900 locations. >> a white house official now confirmed president obama and the first lady will be takenning the national memorial service for former south african president nelson mandela. this is ahead of the funeral scheduled next weekend. this service will happen tuesday in johannesburg. >> merrill newman safe and sound on u.s. soil after arriving in san francisco. he was held in north korea since late october. >>> and a winter blast attacking the nation. bitter cold temperatures, ice, snow, moving across the west. the threat of an ice storm tomorrow across much of the east coast. watch for my updates throughout primetime. right knew, huckabee. >> tonight, the president urging young people to help plug obamacare. >> i need you all to spread the word how the affordable care act really works. >> a new poll shows most millenials don't plan on signing up. tonight, why america's youth is tuning the president out. >>> the obamacare web site, bull's eye for hackers. >> doesn't appear that any security was built into the site itself at all. >> the serious pri
. >>> the white house declares victory fixing the obama care website. >> what caused the crash that killed the actor paul walker. >>> and what amazon.com learns about drone delivery. >> first we look at your world in 90 seconds. >> people were screaming. >> i thought i'm going to die. >> federal investigators look into the deadly derailment in new york city. >> at least four people were killed after the commuter train jumped the tracks as it rounded the curve yesterday morning. >> we're eager to hear the results of the investigation whatever it is. >> the white house says the newly launched website has made progress from the disastrous begins. >> they've taken the step to come back. >> amazon.com or ebay. >> the government rejected political trade deals with the european union. >> freezing rain in massachusetts causes a huge pile up. more than 70 cars and three tractor trailers crashed on the interstate. >> i knew i was going to hit somebody or something. >> the passenger on board may have tuberculosis. >> online sales could reach $2 billion. >> you look lovely. a
for the obama administration. >> reporter: the white house says 50,000 people can now log on to healthcare.gov all at the same time. >> we have a much more stable system that's reliably open for business. >> reporter: jeffrey, who leads the president's website repair team, said in a conference call this weekend that after more than 400 bump fixes and software -- bug fixes and software upgrades, the obama administration met its goal a working site for the vast majority of users. >> the site is stable and operating at intended capacity with greatly improved performance. >> reporter: response times have improved from 8 seconds in late october to less than 1 second. error rates have gone from 6% to less than 1%. democrats applaud the progress. >> hopefully we are going to have americans get access to the healthcare they need. >> reporter: republicans argue once consumers get in, they won't like what they see. >> most americans are going to find a less dynamic health system. they are going to find that the cost of the healthcare that they must purchase is going to be higher. >> reporter: even w
surveyed approved of the job president obama is doing in the white house. but 43% disapprove. and that number is up 8 points since july. it also shows 33% say the country is headed in the right direction. but 55% say we're headed in the wrong direction. >>> a midnight wedding in hawaii for 6 same sex couples. the state legislature voted last month to legalize same-sex marriage there. the law took effect today. the state's marijuana laws allow couples to register for a lightning and be married on the same day. hawaii is the 16th state to allow same-sex marriages. >>> it's going to be cool out there tonight, but not as cold as it will be coming up. the clouds are going to stay for the most part above freezing. when the clouds clear tomorrow, things really do change around. here comes the cold front. at midnight, you see maybe a little drizzle or something along the coast. maybe a few sprinkles. here comes the front, it sort of passes through. that's tomorrow morning at about 7:00 a.m. as we go through the day, it clears out. those clear skies tomorrow afternoon are going to mak
at $551 a share. >>> only on 2 tonight, a new ktvu field poll shows president obama's approval rating in california continues to slip. the poll found 51% of those surveyed approved of the job president obama is doing in the white house. but 43% disapprove. and that number is up 8 points since july. it also shows 33% say the country is headed in the right direction. but 55% say we're headed in the wrong direction. >>> a midnight wedding in hawaii for 6 same sex couples. the state legislature voted last month to legalize same-sex marriage there. the law took effect today. the state's marijuana laws allow couples to register for a lightning and be married on the same day. hawaii is the 16th state to allow same-sex marriages. >>> it's going to be cool out there tonight, but not as cold as it will be coming up. the clouds are going to stay for the most part above freezing. when the clouds clear tomorrow, things really do change around. here comes the cold front. at midnight, you see maybe a little drizzle or something along the coast. maybe a few sprinkles. here comes the front, it sort of
will renew a push to tout obama care. with the website improving, the white house is reminding people why the law was passed in the first place. "the washington post" reports that one-third of people who signed up for health care plans on the federal insurance website may have errors on their application due to computer system glitches. the white house is denying that number. >>> we'll soon hear for the first time the seven emergency calls made to newtown police on the day of the sandy hook massacre. prosecutors had tried to keep the 911 tapes secret. but they were overruled in court. the judge said the recordings being released tomorrow will help the public gauge whether the police responded appropriately. >>> new, overnight, this picture taken during a rescue operation in santa ana, california. this woman became wedged in a tiny space about five feet from the ground. firefighters pulled her out with minor injuries. >>> crews in washington state hope to resume their search this morning for a mill worker missing after the collapse of a grain silo. the silo was filled with corn. it collaps
to offset the costs of consumers like erin. president obama asks for help today at a white house youth summit. >> i'm going to need you all to spread the world about how the affordable care act really works, what its benefits are, what its protections are and, most importantly, how people can sign up. >> reporter: one lingering and significant problem with obamacare remains: accurate consumer data in many cases is not reaching insurance companies. late today, scott, the administration and top figures in the insurance industry said they are working together on a technological fix. >> pelley: major, thank you. the numbers are improving for home sales again. the government reported today that sales of new homes in october jumped more than 25%. that was the biggest monthly gain since 1980. thieves stole a truck carrying radioactive material. how can it be? synthetic forms of illegal drugs are coming into this country legally. and can rescuers save dozens of whales stranded in shallow water? when the "cbs evening news" continues. [ male announcer ] it's simple physics... a body at rest tend
-fly list. >>> the obama administration said they fixed the majority of problems trying to use healthcare.gov. the white house said technical fixes and upgrades have been made to the site and although it is still not error frees it works 90 percent of the time. >> we believe it will function effectively for the majority of users. >> that is a major improvement over october when the site was operating 43% of the time and frequently crashed. officials say 375,000 visitors went to the site today, that is double the normal traffic for a monday morning. covered california launched a online insurance exchange for small businesses. employers with no more than 50 workers are eligible for the program. by signing up some small businesses could qualify for tax credits. officials say the market place offers employees and employers more options. >>> president obama pledged to continue the fight against aids here in this country and around the globe. he spoke at the white house of the advances the u.s. has made. >> today i am proud to announce we reached our goal, we exceeded our treatment target. help
the truck six days after the crash and found richard still alive. >>> the obama administration says its health care website is now running glitch free after undergoing aparound the clock overhaul over the weekend. the white house offered specifics today on what change to keep healthcare.gov from crashing or sending out error mess answer. technicians fixed spots. the website can now handle 50,000 users at a time. >> we've made significant progress in improving healthcare.gov. and achieving a system that runs smoothly for the vast majority of consumers. >> republicans still aren't sold. the white house says it is working to improve the site and it isn't done yet. the administration is delaying a big push to get people enrolled until it's certain the technical glitches are a thing of the past. >>> overseas for a moment. benjamin netanyahu has met with the pope for the first time ever. netanyahu and pope francis met privately at the vatican for about 25 minutes today to discuss peace talks, iran and possible visit by the pope to jerusal jerusalem. netanyahu gave pope francis a book about th
of the obama family too frisky at the white house. 2-year-old ashton gardener fell after the water dog got too close owe-to-her. first lady helped up the little girl. you can see sony was licking her face. everybody is okay. it was a holiday arts and crafts event. she just got scared >> yes. yes. >> pablo picasso's ravelling off $130 offering 50,000 raffle tickets. >> the money will go to charity working to save a ancient city in lebanon. he says a friend came up with the unusual charity idea. >> organizing a dinner was boring. and always the same type of thing. she came up with idea to make a raffle. put picasso as a winning prize. she told me this idea i was wondering it will be very difficult. >> actually so far, so good. the raffle expected to generate about $5 million. the winner will be announced december 18th in paris. >> still ahead at 4:00, the 911 recordings from the day of the newtown school shooting are released. >> plus, autopsy results are in for fast and furious actor paul walker. >> details about a stolen to those whoworried...... poked and prodded... taken risks... and lived i
. >> reporter: at a chanukah event at the white house, president barack obama took another moment to acknowledge what the world lost. >> a moral giant who embodied the dignity and the courage and the hope and sought to bring about justice not only in south africa but i think to inspire millions around the world. >> reporter: he wasn't the only one to reflect on mandela's death. >> he was an inspiration. >> an extraordinary man a gentle giant. he is the kind of individual that the words that he spoke were so profoundly challenging to your spirit. >> he wanted to persuade the people of south africa as a whole that they did not have to be afraid of fundamental change in the country. >> reporter: cnn's twitter tracker showed news of his death spread throughout the world at nearly 100,000 tweets a minute. actor samuel l. jackson wrote, never met a better person in my life than nelson mandela. my sympathy to his family and country. others remember the man who meant so much to so many by laying flowers in his honor at the south african embassy in washington where the flag was lowered to half-staff. i'm
put on the need for reconciliation. >> reporter: the white house says president and mrs. obama as long w-z former president george w. bush and bill clinton plan to attend the memorial event. >>> stpraáp announced their own memorial for nelson mandela. it'll be held in the rotunda and former mayor brown will attend. >>> san francisco animal control today arrested a man suspected of drowning two cat that is belonged to a homeless woman. animal control officers say they arrested lee roy patterson on drum street after a struggle. police say patterson confronted the homeless work last month on pier 15. he threw her belongings right into the bay including her two cats. patterson is now facing two counts of felony animal cruelty and if convicted he could get -p up -- could get up to two years in jail. >>> continuing coverage of the unseasonably cold weather affecting those who make live on the streets in san jose. >> reporter: emergency workers handed out covers in san jose . other homeless people there were sad about the death and worried about themselves. >> it scares me because i'm going
for reconciliation. >> reporter: the white house says president and mrs. obama as long w-z former president george w. bush and bill clinton plan to attend the memorial event. >>> stpraáp announced their own memorial for nelson mandela. it'll be held in the rotunda and former mayor brown will attend. >>> san francisco animal control today arrested a man suspected of drowning two cat that is belonged to a homeless woman. animal control officers say they arrested lee roy patterson on drum street after a struggle. police say patterson confronted the homeless work last month on pier 15. he threw her belongings right into the bay including her two cats. patterson is now facing two counts of felony animal cruelty and if convicted he could get -p up -- could get up to two years in jail. >>> continuing coverage of the unseasonably cold weather affecting those who make live on the streets in san jose. >> reporter: emergency workers handed out covers in san jose . other homeless people there were sad about the death and worried about themselves. >> it scares me because i'm going through the same cold. you kn
on an 35 mile-an-hour curve. >>> president obama observed world aids day today at the white house. he announced $100 million would go toward a new research initiative to combat hiv. >>> vice president joe biden is in japan as part of a week-long asia trip. he'll also travel to china for talks over disputed air space. back to "hardball." >>> i've got to tell you, if it was not already invented, i would say this congress invented the word "do nothing congress." >> but considering what republicans in congress want to do, it is a great blessing that congress has done next to nothing. >> we all know that president harry truman dubbed the 80th congress as the do nothing congress. yet the doing in congress in 1948 has nothing on this one. >> unfortunately, republicans talk work for everyone else, but when it comes to doing the work here in congress, well, they don't quite measure up to it. >> welcome back to "hardball." do nothing is about right when it comes to the track record of this congress. it's not yet the least productive year in history, but close to it. to give you some historical
massaged by politicians, particularly the obama white house to give you a better number heading to the election. i haven't seen anything to suggest -- >> eamon, what are you hearing about the political side of this? >> yeah, i think it would be very difficult to have a political conspiracy -- the number of interviewers to affect the number if they're just interviewing 20 to 40 houses a month would be ha lot of people involved in that. >> you like big government. >> that's a huge -- and there were all these people on twitter saying, oh my god -- but there's nothing here to suggest. >> the only point jack was making it's not this gold-plated number that comes in and you -- >> joe, it's a survey. it's a survey. >> i know it's a survey. >> if it's a survey, any kind of survey will have a margin for error. >> a municipal employee if -- if you didn't have to do something important, think if all you had to do -- >> that is in there. >> have you ever seen how many guys -- >> go interview -- and it's like the guy from the -- >> i figure out 70,000 like four guys might actually go out and
security. the white house says obama will reiterate his call for an increase in the minimum wage and promote possible troubled health care law. >> here is a live look outside from sunnyvale. we're only going to get up to the '50s. we will be right back. [ female announcer you get sick, you can' breathe through your nose... suddenly you' a mouth breathe a mouth breather! how do you sleep like that you dry up, your cold feels even worse. well, put on a breathe right strip and shut your mout cold medicines open your nose over time, but add a breathe right strip and pow it instantly opens your nose up to 38% more so you can breathe and do the one thing you want to do. sleep. add breathe right to your cold medicine. shut your mou and sleep right. breathe right. the holidays can beht an especially difficult time. everything's different now. sometimes i feel all alone. christmas used to be my favorite. i just don't expect anything. what if santa can't find me? to help, sleep train is holding a secret santa toy drive. bring your gift to any sleep train, and help keep the spirit of the ho
modifier likely to stay where he is. >> president obama states statistics that shows the average american income is shrinking. the president asked the congress to raise the minimum to $7.10 an hour. encouraging government dependence. white house correspondent mike viqueria joins us with more. mike, why the speech and why now? >> it's a great question john. first of all the facts that the president and the statistics that the president cited are beyond dispute. there is a growing income disparity in the country. the top 1% has seen their incomes triple, the lower middle class has seen a below 1% grow in real money terms. these are themes that the president has hit time and time again through the course of his presidency. echoing a speech 100 years ago from teddy roosevelt, in a place in osatomony, kansas. he talked about it again in his state of the union. it comes at a time it's undeniable, he's on the political rocks here. out of the unhealthy rollout of healthcare.gov, this is the latest in a series of events given at the center for american progress, a left-leaning think take and it wa
's healthcare plan. after two months of problems the website is now working and now president obama ising for a second chance and encouraging people to enroll in the plan. this comes as several house hearings are putting the affordable care act under the microcope. >> reporter: president obama discussed the economy in washington while pushing his campaign to get americans to sign up for the affordable care act. >> 3 million young americans have been able to stay on their parent's plans. >> reporter: hearings on capitol hill. one, looking at the botched roll out and its effect on taxpayers. >> no one has been held accountable for spending on a website that didn't serve the american people. >> reporter: the other, looking at how patients will be effected. >> this is an enact science here and it will involve billions. >> reporter: 1 million people visited healthcare.gov since the upgrade. supporters say it is following a path to medicare and social security. >> early set backs were resolved. critics were proved incorrect and these programs are popular with the american people. >> reporter: a
of my boys can have the opportunity to do a lot more things. >> president obama attended a hanukah reception at the white house, remembered delaware -- nelson mandela as a champion. >> a moral giant who embodied the dignity and courage and hope and sought to bring about justice that only in south africa but inspiring millions around the world. >> millions remain moved by the long walk to freedom. imprisoned for 27 years he bill a global symbol of the fight against apartheid. from his cell he rallied millions against racism and injustice. in in knew the government under heavy pressure at home and from around the world, released mandela and began disman telling apartheid. >> never again shall it be that this will have the oppression of one by another. >> there will be a memorial at a 95,000 stadium. president obama will attend. >> hearts are heavy around the world and the bay area where the antiapartheid movement took center stage conclude as ago. mel knell visited in 1990 giving a speech in front of 58,000 people who came to see him at the oakland coliseum. he just was released from
an on line petition on the white house website. his mage to president obama, increase funding for nasa so that children can dream of exploring the universe. >> well, i would be very sad. nasa is mostly the only space station, like, space company i've known for a very long time. >> for 6 years flooes. he's adorable. he needs 100,000 signatures to get a response. tonight haez 3,000. so he has a long way to go to get 100,000 from the white house. a last look at weather. we can't get enough. we're going to anthony. >> talk about big dreams, right? >> you've got to like it. the freeze warning expires tomorrow morning. that's some good news. but the unfortunate thing, it's still going to be chilly tomorrow afternoon. while it will be bright it's still going to be chilly to start the day. 29 in the south bay. topping out in the mid 40s by the afternoon. very cold, even in san francisco. 35 degrees tomorrow. by the morning hours. but low 50s by the afternoon. and clear skies all day long. north bay, east bay and trivalley, expecting to be very bright. cold temperatures but warmer weather is on th
obama delivered in the briefing room in the white house west wing. for more on that, our chief white house correspondent chuck to d is standing by on the north lawn tonight. when you look at the timeline, nelson mandela springs together so many american presidents. >> reporter: he does. sort of passing the baton. but there's something about the connection that president obama himself feels with nelson mande mandela. it's something that he shared tonight in a very powerful and poignant statement. >> i am one of the countless millions who drew inspiration from nelson mandela's life. my very first political action, the first thing i ever did that involved an issue or policy or politics was a protest against apartheid. i would study his words and his writings. the day he was released from prison gave me a sense of what human beings can do when they're guided by their hopes and not by their fears. and like so many around the globe, i cannot fully imagine my own life without the example that nelson mandela set. and so long as i live, i will do what ki to learn from him. >> reporter: since
. and healthcare.gov is running smoothly the obama administration is back in sales mode and president obama will kickoff a campaign today to promote the affordable care act. the white house wants to point out the benefits of the reform law and they plan to focus on a specific benefit each day until the sign up deadline on december 23, that is when anyone who needs coverage on january 1st must be enrolled. the white house is offering money to ensurers so people who like their health plans can keep them. the obama administration says the payments would offset the cost of reinstating cancelled policies and millions of people received cancellation notices and the cancelled policies do not meet the standards of the healthcare law. it was an attack that standed the dance world, now the verdict is in for a former member of russia's famed ballet and find out why you may have to pay sales tax for everything you buy online and the fight over food and they are considering cutting subsidies to some of the world's poorest people. ♪ ♪ good morning and welcome back to al jazeera america and i'm thomas
president obama coming off the white house announcement that the health care website is mostly fixed will make a new push today to get more americans enrolled in insurance. the white house is really racing against the clock now. >> reporter: that's right. and, george, this is a big, new p.r. push beyond just trying to get more people to enroll. the white house is trying to turn public opinion on this by reminding people of what they say are the benefits of the health care law for everybody. things like ending discrimination for people who have pre-existing conditions. and expanding coverage to millions of people who never had health insurance. and there will be a political component to the president's message today, and this push that you will see virtually every day for the next three weeks. he's going to be saying and the white house will be saying, the republicans simply have no alternative to this health law. >> you saw the website working at a much higher capacity yesterday. but still, a lot of bugs that could surprise people as they enroll. >> reporter: yes. and one of the bigg
're still having some trouble. today president obama opens a new effort to highlight the positive side of the affordable care act. major garrett is at the white house this morning. major, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah and charlie. with a speech scheduled for 11:30 a.m. pacific, president obama will try to dig out from about the risks of repealing it. democrats running for re-election for 2014 are already panicking. this is the president's first concerted effort to calm them down. the white house is changing its tone highlighting the achievements of obama care and the progress that has been made since the botched launch of the healthcare.gov website just two the. >> the queueing system is a featured design to improve the user experience. enrolled. how many were shuttled into that comeback later queue. in a miami health clin irk, june miles may tried for a hird time to purchase insurance through the website. she hasn't had insurance due to diabetes and other pre-existing conditions. the website kept telling her to wait. >> i'm hoping everything goes
. he changed our world. at a, cut event at the white house president barack obama took another moment to acknowledge what the world lost. >>: and world giants won body dignity the courage and hope and soft to bring about justice not only in south africa but i think to inspire millions around the world. >>: and he wasn't the only one to reflect on mandela's death. >>: nelson mandela was a triumphant for justice. >>: just an extraordinary man. a gentle giant. the kind of individual that the words that he spoke were so profoundly challenging to your spirits. >>: he wanted to persuade the people of south africa as a whole that they did not have to be afraid fundamental trade. >>: cnn's twitter tracker show that news of a vandals dug spreading of nearly 1000 tweet per minute for it as samuel jackson mets never met a better person and then nelson mandela grid others remember the man who meant so much to people by flame-judge lance flowers. the flag was lowered to half staff. i'm andrew spencer reporte threeing.ing. the people of the bay area who have given me and my delegation hopes for it
. >>> 7:45. happening today at the white house, president obama will talk about the economy this morning. he will focus on the income gap between the rich and the poor. he will say that income in equality and shrinking economic mobility are a fundamental threat to the american dream. he will also call for increasing the minimum wage. he's due to speak at 8:15 this morning. ktvu will provide coverage of his remarks right here on "mornings on 2." >>> about 1.3 million unemployed americans could lose federal jobless benefits starting january 1st. emergency jobless benefits for long-term unemployed people are due to expire at the end of the year unless congress appears to extend it. that doesn't seem likely right now, especially since many republicans are against it. the federal unemployment insurance kicks in for laid-off workers who use up the standard six months of state-funded compensation. >>> 7:46. it looks like human error could be to blame for last sunday's deadly train derailment in new york. a rail workers' union says the engineer, william rockefeller, admitted to losing focus and
jackpot. >>> a touch and go dog incident at the white house today. it all began with a startle and ended, luckily, with warmth and affection. sun eye, sister of bo obama was just greeting a little girl when she knocked her over. mrs. obama, as you see was right there on the case. and then when little girl and shopping bag got right side up, all was well. there were kisses all around. pats on the head. then they bonded and then some. crisis more than averted. >>> when we come back, the secret millionaire making a difference very close to home. >>> and finally tonight, here, our making a difference report. this one involves a small town, a woman who lived there for many years, and a secret that turned out to be worth a fortune. her story tonight from harry smith. >> reporter: sims bury connecticut is a classic town whose roots date back to the 1600s. when kathleen died, she was remembered fondly. >> she loved the little kids. and that's where she put her energies because she built a foundation for them for the rest of their lives. >> reporter: tara serves on the board of ed. >> she was all
for pattern of behavior. the tracking program may be the reason why president barack obama is not allowed to have an iphone. nobody is giving details but the white house security detail may be worried that phone could easily reveal where the president gives it away and the president said he does have a blackberry. >> let's check in. >> i have think we are off to a good start this thursday, of a there we have a look at the san mateo no major issues and beef and it is not causing a huge traffic jam but it is still there, 5:48 let's go to steve. >>> sal, it is coal out there, breaking news. -- cold out there, breaking news. a lot of teens he especially -- especially up in the 20s, it is almost for dayton, except for 1972, i remember that, it is so cold, sunny chilly, only the low-to-mid 50s dollars and i have seen that forestville, san ramon and it is really cold and i think pacifica is really cold. oakland san jose and livermore, these are the forecasted lows. oakland looks like that will are some lows to mid-20s, one reading showed 19 and officially they have not gotten below 24 and they a
of milk could cost $7 if congress does not pass a new farm bill. president obama is optimistic a deal could be reached. the republican controlled house and the democratic controlled senate remain at odds over parts of the farm bill. especially cuts to the food stamp program. >> an opportunity for bipartisan cooperation on a comprehensive farm bill and hopes and expects that can be achieved before the end of the year. >> milk would not be the only item effected if there is no deal. all dairy products including butter, cheese, ice cream will soar along with corn, wheat, and soy beans. >>> time is 6:17. and happening now cal trains holiday train making a return this weekend. you've got to love christmas in the bay area. it is so fantastic. this is a live look at the train that is is getting ready for its public debut starting tomorrow. the train is decorated with 60,000 lights and stop at nine stations between san francisco and santa clara. look at that. santa, mrs. claus and their friends will be at each station. salvation army will be there to collect toy donations. the train begins it
of the morning. the 91st annual christmas tree lit last night outside the white house by the obama family. it was a rainy evening, but that didn't stop thousands from gathering to celebrate the tree lighting that's been an annual white house tradition since 1923 during calvin coolidge's administration. >> silent cal. >>> it's that time of year again. the question is and always is, have you been naughty or nice? americans have bad habits, unfortunately and can't kick them. >> according to the study, you would think this time of year using nicer. >> right. >> it's the holiday cheer. you'd be in a better mood. amp it up for your fellow countrymen. not so according to the survey. in fact, these bad habits are coming back in droves. listen to this. number one, almost 60% admit to leaving their cell phone on at the movie theater. even with that message that they put on before the movie, you can't turn off your phone? you don't know enough to turn off your phone by now? >> how about this? 30% leave their phone on in the restaurant, which that surprises me, it's not even higher. >> what if you're
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